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Going Beyond Stationary Sensors to Understand Traffic in New York

The smart city movement’s first wave brought tons of stationary sensors to our cities, especially in the context of transportation. These sensors are passively collecting valuable travel pattern information at traffic lights, parking lots, bus stops, sidewalks, and more. But if we want cities that are truly smart – if we want to solve the challenges exposed by our stationary sensors – we have to go beyond them. In this blog post, I will use New York City as a case study to explain why.

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[CASE STUDY] Integrated Analysis to Analyze Viewership

This analysis was done in conjunction with our friends at MotionLoft. Thanks to them and to the team at Great Wall of Oakland. Also thanks to Ozumo restaurant and The Broadway Grand apartments for donating the location and powersource for the Motionloft sensors.

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[CASE STUDY] Fehr and Peers

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Case Studies  |  Transportation

[CASE STUDY] Transportation Demand Management in NOVA

transportation demand management

For a detailed overview of this project, click here to download our case study. 

Challenge

Northern Virginia (NOVA) has tremendous traffic congestion, but limited room to expand highways. The state and local governments want to expand and enhance the suite of Transportation Demand Management programs and investments to reduce travel demand on the highways through approaches like carpooling, transit, bike, and more.

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Case Studies  |  Transportation

[CASE STUDY] San Diego Association of Governments

download_1.pngIllustrating transportation behavior changes within a region.

Company Overview

StreetLight Data and Fehr & Peers teamed up to provide analytics to The San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG), the regional planning agency in San Diego County. In 2012, SANDAG acquired the South Bay Expressway, a private toll-road running north-south along the eastern side of the region. SANDAG slashed tolls, with the primarily goal of diverting traffic away from the major interstate, I-805, to help alleviate congestion. A year later, SANDAG wanted additional analytics to help understand the impact of the toll reduction and answer the fundamental question -  are drivers actually switching routes?  

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[CASE STUDY] US Green Building Council

download.jpegUsing cellular data to improve commute assessments.

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Travel behavior associated with commercial office buildings has far-reaching environmental, health and business impacts.  Under many circumstances, occupant and visitor travel constitute the largest single contributor to environmental impacts of commercial office buildings. 

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